Southeast Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

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Southeast Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

From US$ 36.42 per person

Take in the views of southeastern Madeira on board a 4x4 vehicle with a panoramic open roof. Travel the "royal roads" which for some time served as the only connections between the various settlements on the island.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, English


  • Travel the unique Royal Roads
  • Visit the renowned Christ the King viewpoint
  • Taste homemade apple cider
Full description
Hop aboard an open top 4x4 vehicle for a day of sightseeing in scenic southeastern Madeira. Stop at one of the Caminhos Reais or Royal Roads which were built in the first decades of the 20th century to compensate for the lack of adequate connections by land between the various settlements on the island. Today these paths comprise a network of up to 400 km and have been partially restored in recognition of their beauty and natural charm. Take the iconic Royal Road number 23 to Santa Cruz and stop at the renowned Christ the King viewpoint along the way. Catch a panoramic view of the city of Santa Cruz before continuing on to Morena, admiring the valleys and terraced hillsides along the way. Reach Santo da Serra for a homemade apple cider tasting. Before returning to your hotel, pass through the small town of Água de Pena where you can see Machico Bay and Ponta de São Lourenço, the easternmost part of Madeira.
  • Complementary pickup from the Funchal / Caniço area
  • Local guide
  • Open top 4x4 vehicle
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Pickup outside of Funchal is available for an extra fee of €5 (Porto do Funchal, Santo da Serra, Machico, Santa Cruz, Camacha, Estreito Camara de Lobos, Jardim da Serra, Ponta do Sol, Calheta) or €10 (Caniçal, Porto da Cruz, Santana, São Vicente, Ponta Delgada, Prazeres)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

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    Did a lot of off-road driving - that was good! Have seen little except off-road piste damage! I was hoping for a better combination - as we have had before.

    January 8, 2020

    Great experience. Great guide. Definitely recommend the trip,.

    The guide (Nuno) was on time, very friendly and professional also extremely knowledgeable and attentive to the guests needs. He made the excursion extremely enjoyable. I would definitely recommend as trip out if you've got the time to spare

    August 9, 2019

    It was a nice trip!!

    March 9, 2022


    Product ID: 229261